Greetings Beer Lovers,

Tod here from southwest Florida while on vacation. Touché to Tyler for his blog about our guests, Cornileus Faust from Miltenberg, Germany and Horst Dornbusch from the US. Horst brought up an interesting point during our international brew session. The point was: how would the two beers we brewed be received by two very different audiences. Beer culture in Germany is very traditional and the United States beer culture is very inquisitive. Whereas the Germans readily accept traditional beer styles, such as the hefeweizen, dunkel, pils, or helles; American beer drinkers are looking for more experimental beer styles. I’m pretty sure the 5 C’s and Pils we brewed will be anticipated with baited breath here in NH. On the other hand, the German beer audience is used to traditional beer styles and will probably not be accepting of a dry-hopped, hopped-forward beer, like the 5 C’s because it does not adhere to the German purity law, the reinheitsgebot. So, that’s what I was thinking about today while I wasn’t supposed to be thinking about work.

Anyway, I will sign off anticipating two very wonderful beers.